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Malaquite Beach

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Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-8068
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Interesting Visit

Fantastic beach with an excellent well presented Visitor Center. The Center is smart and well laid... read more

Reviewed yesterday
charles s
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London, United Kingdom
Out to the beach

Loved it , the kids enjoyed it as well, it was nice and quiet , not overly crowded at all, I would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sam B
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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (32 reviews)
“picnic tables” (21 reviews)
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Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
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"visitor center"
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"picnic tables"
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"national seashore"
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"nice restrooms"
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"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"shower area"
in 4 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 6 reviews
"clean sand"
in 4 reviews
"red tide"
in 5 reviews
"labor day weekend"
in 4 reviews
"turtle release"
in 7 reviews
"small store"
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"padre island"
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"sea turtles"
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"drove down"
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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic beach with an excellent well presented Visitor Center. The Center is smart and well laid out with interesting displays, including objects found washed up on the beach, couldn't believe how many different items there were. The Rangers are friendly and informative. An interesting visit.

Thank charles s
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it , the kids enjoyed it as well, it was nice and quiet , not overly crowded at all, I would Go back again

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I and friends and family spent most of our lives in C.C. at this beach! It was great!! I was a true beach bunny! ha!

1  Thank Peg K
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

this place was clean and the views are great. hurrican harvey caused 2 people to fall in love and get married on the beach. a small but beautiful wedding. you don't have to get married to enjoy it! just go and walk the long beach....More

2  Thank smatthews8473
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We took a drive over to Malaquite beach in October to see if there had been any damage from Hurricane Harvey. We had been there a few years ago and the good news is that everything seems to be as it was. The place was...More

2  Thank Splicebar
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Has shower facilities and covered deck at park facility for sitting and eating. Small store for forgotten necessities or cold drinks. Beach goes for 80 miles, but don't get caught at south end when high tide comes in as the beach narrows. Only a mile...More

1  Thank tbarrada
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Well, its a beach. Nothing special but good view and nice visitor center. Worth to visit if you are in the area, don't plan to spend a lot of time there.

2  Thank Windy_Al
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Get away from it all by making a relatively short drive from the city. This is one of our favorite places.

Thank ccbeachcouple
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The primitive campsites at PINS Malaquite Beach are very well maintained, and there is enough variety of sites that a tent is not drowned out by RVs and boat rigs. The showers were spacious and toilets were in good condition. The shore is a close...More

Thank Sean H
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were totally alone with the waves and the birds. It was about 20 minutes from the businesses on Padre Island and there was nothing there to eat. So we brought a picnic lunch and it was perfect.

1  Thank Sean S
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roy h
8 December 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Basically the answer if no. It is a state park and nudity, full or partial, ( i.e. topless) is not allowed
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Klari H
25 June 2017|
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Response from Banshee694 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but I would suggest getting there early in the morning for best parking .
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Angel R
25 May 2017|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
$8/night
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